From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jazerant \Jaz"er*ant\, n. [OF. jacerant, jaseran, Sp. jacerina,
   cota jacerina, fr. jazarino Algerine, fr. Ar. jaz[=a][imac]r
   A coat of defense made of small plates of metal sewed upon
   linen or the like; also, this kind of armor taken generally;
   as, a coat of jazerant.
   [1913 Webster]
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